Sunday, August 8, 2010

Oaxaca 08-06-2010

Location: 251 Smith St. BK
Time: 6pm
People: MGru, ALev, TrishP, PMont, LauraM, JLam, SamShady, RB, CK and myself

Feelings: Some people think just because I am on maternity leave, I have tons of time on my hands to fritter away. On the contrary, I have absolutely no time to go outside to get food for myself. Thankfully, our thoughtful friends came to visit our newborn, CK with tons of food for this hungry new mum. MGru and LauraM were especially kind enough to ask what food I might have been craving, and upon requests, MGru brought tacos and LauraM with several tasty salty snacks.

The fish tacos and poblano & potato tacos came from Oaxaca on Smith Street, and both kinds came with pickled onions, cilantro, avocado and lime. They were both quite tasty, but I especially enjoyed the potato tacos, which I have never tried before. This carb overloaded taco hit on some great texturey notes with the softness of the potatoes and the crunchiness of pickled onions.

As I mentioned to MGru, Oaxaca's tacos might not be authentic, but they are a perfect addition to BoCoCa area and its post hipster clientele. The flavor fits the profile of Smith Street restaurant scene very well, and everyone needs at least one tasty taco joint in the neighborhood.

For dessert, ALev and TrishP brought lemon ginger cookies and meringues cookies with pistachio from Grandaisy. Ginger is my most favorite flavor, and with a kick of citrus, it created the best flavor that ever existed in the cookie world. No wonder this is also ALev's favorite cookie. Meringues cookies were gentle and light enough for my stomach with lactose issues while still scrumptious and satisfying. Luckily, RB works right near Grandaisy's downtown location, so hopefully he will pick them up some more for this hungry mum.


kim said...

Good to hear you're well fed. :) And I just saw a photo of your baby from your friend's blog. Adorable little fellow! So what's the first thing you missed the most while pregnant and now is permitted to eat/drink again? :)

Yosh. O said...

thanks kim!
definitely missed tofu and coffee! but i'm breast feeding, so I can't have caffeine just yet :(

kim said...

Really? You couldn't eat tofu while you were pregnant? What's the reason behind this? Well, at least now you can have 1 out of 2 vices. :) Hope you could drink tea though.

Yosh. O said...

I can only drink decaf tea :(
Tofu has too much estrogen, so apparently it's safe to stay away from it...